om·buds·man ( ämbədzmən )
An official appointed to investigate individuals' complaints against administration, especially that of public authorities.
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Nomination d’une nouvelle ombudsman

La Province a nommé Christine Brennan au poste d’ombudsman. La nomination entre en vigueur immédiatement et la durée des fonctions est de cinq ans.

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New Ombudsman Appointed

The Province has appointed Christine Brennan as Ombudsman. The appointment, for a term of five years, is effective immediately.

Ms. Brennan is an experienced leader who most recently served as acting ombudsman.

“Nova Scotians will benefit from the deep expertise Christine Brennan brings as the Ombudsman,” said Premier Tim Houston. “We know she will help promote fairness and accountability in the delivery of government services.”

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Canadian Council of Parliamentary Ombudsman releases updated version of “Fairness by Design: An Administrative Fairness Assessment Guide”.

This Fairness by Design guide is an assessment tool that can be used by public organizations across Canada to ensure they have fair decision-making processes and are fair in the design and delivery of their programs. The guide was developed by the Canadian Council of Parliamentary Ombudsman (CCPO). The CCPO is comprised of provincial and territorial Ombudsman (Ombuds) whose mandate is to ensure people are treated fairly in the delivery of public services.